Lord Houghton of Richmond

Crossbench Peer

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  • Brexit - Motion to Take Note 2 Oct 2019

    I think that is the cue for me to stand up. As an ex-Chief of Defence and a relative newcomer to the House, I do not make my contribution with great enthusiasm. In fact, my motivation is brought about primarily by friends in North Yorkshire with whom I spend my weekends. I feel a duty to reflect some of their anger, frustration and confusion about the state of the country and what this House...
  • D-day: 75th Anniversary - Motion to Take Note (Continued) 4 Jun 2019

    My Lords, I welcome this debate, the opportunity to make a short contribution to it, and the noble Lord, Lord Judd, getting the energy back into it. I am still getting used to the customs of the House, but I think it is a shame the debate was subject to an interruption; I am sure it was for a good reason, but it is lost on me. As the debate so far demonstrates, many want to recall the...
  • Royal Navy: Type 31e Frigates - Question 6 Mar 2019

    My Lords, I declare an interest in defence procurement issues, as reflected in the register. I wholly support the noble Lord’s aspiration to increase the size of the surface fleet—it must be expanded. The Minister will, however, recognise that the three principal trade-offs in a great military procurement exercise are performance, cost and time. Cost is fixed. Time is fixed. Performance...

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Entered the House of Lords on 20 November 2017

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